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#1 ray5450

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Posted 20 November 2016 - 12:34 PM

Some time ago, I obtained a laptop with a NVIDIA display adapter.  At first, I could not find any adjustments anywhere for brightness, etc.  I know there is usually something in Windows Power Options (Windows 7), but there are none there.  Recently, I found a NVIDIA Control Panel and the adjustments are there.  I need these adjustments because the default screen adjustment is just too bright for me, and sometimes. gives me a headache.  Here are 2 issues about the NVIDIA Control Panel:

 

1.  There are 2 options:  "Other applications control color settings", and "Use NVIDIA Settings".  Underneath those are all of the NVIDIA settings.  I go through and set them all and choose Apply.  However, every time I reboot, it changes back to "Other applications control color settings", and then I have to go back in and set it again every time.  I find no other applications that control the color settings, and even if there were, why won't it stay set to NVIDIA?  Is there a way to make it stay put?

 

2.  The last 2 settings are a digital vibrance and some kind of color saturation.  However, the slider for the digital vibrance setting will not move.  It is not grayed out or anything.  I have never been able to use this and I do not know what it does.  Is there a way to make it work?  Further, I recently had an unrelated sound problem and had to create a new Windows User Account.  After doing so, I found that the adjustment for the saturation is completely gone.  I don't remember the exact name of it, maybe it had the word "vivid" in it, but when I moved it slightly (at the time that it was there), it gave everything really nice color.  Is there a way to fix that?

 

Thanks.


Edited by ray5450, 20 November 2016 - 12:39 PM.


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Posted 23 November 2016 - 04:45 PM

Hello Ray. It's it's definietly not typical bahavior for the nvidia control panel you are experiencing I have personally never had a case where those applied settings as you describe them don't "stick" myself but I have seen it with a few others. If you can please provide your current specifications as that may be the key to solving this issue. If you are not sure how to do that here is something you can use called Speccy (pick the free version);

 

SPECCY

 

 

​Here is the procedure to publish that screenshot of your computer specifications on the web;

 

 

SPECCY-Publish



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Posted 24 November 2016 - 05:57 PM

Thank-you:

 

http://speccy.piriform.com/results/auLussebzpK384yE0ndRlAn



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Posted 26 November 2016 - 06:16 PM

Hello again Ray thanks for that. Are you getting your drivers directly from your laptop model page according to your exact model or are you downloading your GPU driver from nvidia?


Edited by Zone_86, 26 November 2016 - 06:16 PM.


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Posted 27 November 2016 - 05:18 AM

Laptop model page does not have a 64 bit driver.  The only one available for my exact model (NVIDIA GeForce Go 7400) only comes from NVIDIA (196.21_win7x64)



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Posted 27 November 2016 - 07:53 AM

Ok not sure actually but it may be that since you are using a 64 bit version of Windows 10, and also getting the GPU driver from nvidia that may be the issue there. When you did a driver install did you pick clean install?



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Posted 28 November 2016 - 12:37 AM

No, I have Windows 7.  The driver is for 64 bit Windows 7.

 

What do you mean by pick clean install?  The driver installation did not offer any options.  It installed without any such prompts.

 

Thanks.


Edited by ray5450, 28 November 2016 - 12:37 AM.


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Posted 28 November 2016 - 08:00 AM

Can you provide screenshots? If you downloaded a driver directly from nvidia it's going to ask you that. Looks like this.

 

315230d1398450455-nvidia-geforce-experie



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Posted 29 November 2016 - 11:20 AM

I cannot find how to put attachments into my reply here.


Edited by ray5450, 29 November 2016 - 07:00 PM.


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Posted 30 November 2016 - 09:05 PM

If I hover over all the buttons, text color, find, link, etc., there is nothing about attachments.

 

The button by "Post" saying, "More Reply Option" adds, "Enable emoticons, enable signature", but nothing about attachments.

 

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Posted 02 December 2016 - 11:40 PM

Zone_86:  please, tell me how you attached the screen shot that you posted.  Thank-you.



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Posted 08 December 2016 - 11:08 PM

I noticed that if I start a new topic, there is an option to attach files, but when replying, I do not see that option.  (?)


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Posted 16 December 2016 - 10:58 PM

A few posts ago, Zone_86 posted a screen shot in his reply.  Maybe he does not remember how he did it.  Can someone else tell me how?  Thanks.



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Posted 18 March 2017 - 10:42 AM

Okay, I am not sure why no one would tell me how to post screenshots, but shortly after my last post, my machine broke down with some loose and worn out internal cables.  I finally have it fixed.  In the meantime, I contacted administration here to find out how to post these images.  I was told that I need to upload them to another site and post a link here, so here they are, finally:

 

https://1drv.ms/f/s!AiFJnq3idOevb8Wq2Oq1Gk5icdI



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Posted 26 March 2017 - 04:20 AM

Review:

1. Zone_86 asked me to post screenshots of the driver installation.

2. I tried to do so, but could not find a way to upload/post images here, and asked how to do so, and specifically asked zone_86, since zone_86 did so by example.

3.  After several inquiries about how to upload/post images, no one answered as to how to upload/post images.

4. I messaged Administration as to how to post/upload images and was given instructions.

5.  I posted the requested screenshot images requested by zone_86, as per the instructions by Administration.

 

Are the images that I offered what is needed?  Do you need more information?  Please, let me know.






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